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    Default David Crowfoot born 1739 in Norfolk

    Hi,

    I am trying to find the regiment of my ancestor born in 1739. I cannot read the screenshot which says his regiment of foot ....

    Consequently I am looking 1760 to 1790 and I thought for 1751-1782 either 9th East Norfolk or 12th Suffolk regiment

    Where should I be looking please? Is there a military forum? Better still can anyone read the regiment number from the screenshot?

    Thank you for any insights please


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    I searched unsuccessfully on FMP and Ancestry so you obviously found a record for David elsewhere. (The National Archives?)
    Did you find the 'screenshot' on a site which we can freely access? If so, tell us the details so we can have a look. Alternatively, you will need to upload the screenshot to the forum using the following instructions.
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/fo...ht=#post683036

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    Can you please tell us the full details (name of child, parent(s), place & date, and also where you found it so we can look at the full page. Thanks

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    Meant to also say, from the snip it looks like the fifth regiment of foot. The first F (uppercase) is the same as the F in [Regiment of] 'Foot', and the second (lowercase) f is the same as the one in Crowfoot.

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    I downloaded that image and it is wider than what appears above. Before "fifth" I think is the word "twenty" (or possibly even "thirty" !)

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    is the image from a marriage document? it seems to continue

    ... Sarah Ellen Singleton (?) a widow residing in the parish of Earls .....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimsey View Post
    is the image from a marriage document? it seems to continue

    ... Sarah Ellen Singleton (?) a widow residing in the parish of Earls .....
    Who's a clever wimsey? (Again. )
    From Norfolk Banns and Marriages dataset on FMP, there's a different image but it's sightly clearer and says David Crowfoot, of this parish, single man, and Sarah ALLEN of this parish likewise single woman. married in this church by banns 6 October 1760. The church in question being Earsham. Earsham is just inside the Norfolk boundary, it's present day postal town being Bungay, which is in Suffolk.

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    FMP also have a transcription, used by permission of FamilySearch, which says the marriage took place in Alburgh. No, it didn't. Was definitely in Earsham because I checked the first pages of the PR where the parish name is listed.

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    Thank you, I believe the screenshot is taken from a settlement examination record in the Norfolk Records Office which says Sarah. wife of David Crowfoot, a soldier abroad, and David Crowfoot Allen, her illegitimate son

    Sarah married David in Earsham on 6th Oct 1760

    https://nrocat.norfolk.gov.uk/DServe/...crowfoot%27%29

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    I've looked at the full document now too, and I don't think its a marriage but a settlement examination or similar. The bit I can see I read as:

    "examination of the wife of David Crowfoot a soldier in His Majesty's twenty(?) fifth Regiment of Foot now abroad (?)formerly Sarah Allen singlewoman and now residing in the Parish of Earsham"

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